Organization Profile

ALIVE! is an interfaith and volunteer governed 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing emergency and basic needs support to children, families and individuals living in poverty and with hunger in the City of Alexandria. Founded in 1969, ALIVE! is the oldest and largest private social safety net in the City. Our services include:

    • Food Program distributes food and stocks local pantries.
    • Family Assistance Program helps low-income families pay rent and utility bills.
    • ALIVE! House transitional shelter moves women and families out of homelessness to permanent housing.
    • Housewares & Furniture Programs supply households with home essentials.

To learn more about these services, visit the ALIVE! website at

Individuals, families, and/or groups are encouraged to help with ongoing services and/or special projects. To learn more, visit our Get Involved page at Questions can also be sent to

Hunger & Homelessness
Low-income Communities
Alexandria, VA, 22302